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CPM wants panel to probe Roshni scheme

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Jammu, February 20, 2014
First Published: 18:59 IST(20/2/2014) | Last Updated: 19:01 IST(20/2/2014)

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) member Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Thursday demanded that a high-level commission should be constituted to investigate the details about the implementation of the much-talked Roshni Act here.

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Tarigami said that only big sharks such as bureaucrats, politicians and moneyed people had been benefited by the scheme.

He said instead of providing envisaged light and hope, the scheme had brought poor people such as slum dwellers in the whirlwind of darkness and despair.

It has proved a big fraud for the deserving people, Tarigami said while speaking in the debate on demand of grants for the department of revenue, rehabilitation, law and parliamentary affairs in the assembly on Thursday.

Tarigami also called for constitution of proposed law commission in the state without any further delay adding that increase in fees and honorarium of the standing councils had now become the need of the hour so that they could work with dedication and devotion to defend government cases in various courts.

He also urged the need for constant review and monitoring of the performance of the working of the standing councils, adding that generally it had been felt that 80% of the government cases were not defended properly in various forums. This lapse had left credibility of the government departments as well as government at stake, he said.

"Only lawyers with better performance and progress should be appointed or re-engaged," he opined. He suggested that members of august house should be kept abreast with such review reports about the working standing councils.

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